Production of single Al64Cu23Fe13 icosahedral quasicrystal with the Czochralski method

Y. Yokoyama, K. Fukaura, H. Sunada, R. Note, K. Hiraga, A. Inoue

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We have investigated formation mechanisms of the icosahedral (i-) phase in a Cu-enriched region of the Al-Cu-Fe system. The formation of i-phase in the Al-Cu-Fe alloy system is characterized by the peritectic reaction: λ2+L→I (λ2 is an Al3Fe compound with over 5 at.% Cu), which has been observed even in the Cu-enriched region. Therefore, we have tried to avoid the λ2-crystallization by preliminary metallurgical treatments for molten alloy. As a result, we have succeeded in growing a single Al64Cu23Fe13 i-quasicrystal with the Czochralski method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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